I was trained as a Jedi Knight from a young age, first by Yoda and later by Qui-Gon Jinn. During my early years, I fell in love with fellow Jedi Siri Tachi. Unlike my later padawan, Anakin Skywalker, Siri and I mutually decided to suppress our love so we could continue the Jedi path. Throughout our lives, we remained close, and I openly admitted that no one knew me better than Siri.
As a padawan, I accompanied Master Qui-Gon Jinn on a mission to Naboo, the planet ruled by Queen Padmé Amidala. During an unscheduled landing on Tatooine, my master stumbled upon Anakin Skywalker, a young slave who showed tremendous potential with the Force. Believing the boy to be the prophecized "Chosen One" who would bring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith, Master Jinn wanted the boy to be trained as a Jedi. The council and I disagreed, believing the boy was already too old and too emotional to become a Jedi. After helping Queen Amidala regain Naboo, my master and I faced the Sith Lord Darth Maul. Wielding a double-bladed lightsaber, Maul separated me from the duel and fatally stabbed Qui-Gon. Enraged, I charged at Maul and cut the his lightsaber in half. Maul still overcame...